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The most aggressive Chewbacca dog ever

  • Published on Jan 26, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Jennifer Kiesel
    Jennifer Kiesel Month ago +4033

    How is it that the family could afford to have him groomed but not sedated?

    • myra abad
      myra abad Hour ago

      I can relate… I have a pekingese and they can really be saucy but i love my little pooch 😊

    • Maria CANCER
      Maria CANCER 19 hours ago

      Thank you so much for your videos!!! And I have unfortunately a grief, I was diagnosed with cancer.I need an expensive treatment, this is the only cure. I have created a channel, and am trying to move in this direction, but so far little luck(.e

    • Domz JB
      Domz JB Day ago

      He can hardly breathe, not too sure if sedation would be the best for him even if they could afford it.

  • Hologrammhund
    Hologrammhund Month ago +2175

    He's just another example for breeds that we can breed but shouldn't. The gasping for air right at the start of the groom breaks my heart.

    • Ske Hleben
      Ske Hleben 16 hours ago +1

      No lie, as an asthma sufferer whose been hospitalized for it a few times, if I was able to say a person did this to me for vanity I would be really pissed!

    • Stef Miller
      Stef Miller 23 hours ago

      ​@nicolaxoxo1Well that's pretty much a miracle because every pekinese I've ever been around had breathing issues.

    • Silver Siren
      Silver Siren 3 days ago

      This is a common misconception. Pedigrees are, actually, less likely to have issues than today's mongrels or designer crossbreeds. This is because, genetically speaking, you have no idea what genes a puppy will inherit. With pedigrees, you have a reasonable estimate of the animal's requirements, general temperament etc and what diseases, if any, they might inherit. Many breeds which have problems are required by the (British) KC to be health checked before breeding to prevent their passing on genetically linked issues like Glaucoma.
      With a mongrel or mixed breed many of the parent stock are incredibly poor quality, kept in poor conditions, poorly socialised and essentially treated like breeding factories for social media's next top monstrosity. To be sold for a high price, naturally. Since you can't guarantee which genes the puppy will inherit, considering the poor genetic quality and conditions of the parents, many of these designer dogs have severe physical and mental health issues.
      The Labradoodle, the only crossbreed recognised by the (British) KC, is a great example of this. The original breeder has gone on record to state that they wish they had never bred them and opened up a "pandora's box" of "monster dogs" because it's inspired some of this trend. They are, however, an experienced and responsible breeder who chose good stock with excellent genes and good health. The breed still suffers from health problems from both Labradors and poodles.
      Inbreeding as well really depends on the breeder. The British Kennel Club is very particular about inbreeding. It's not allowed. At all (and there's a rather infamous case a few years back where a highly inbred german shepherd slipped through the cracks to be submitted for best in group. The judge was very...very unhappy. They had to mute his microphone).
      So, if you can find a breeder who shows at Crufts (which the KC puts on each year and is open to participants from all over the world), their dogs should be excellent examples of good breeding practises. The kennel club requires that visiting breeders acquire an authority to compete form for their dog which means they must be registered with a club that the kennel club has prior agreements with and they are required to submit a three generation pedigree check. There's even a voluntary scheme some breeders take part in where a third party organisation makes home visits to accredit them as conforming to excellent breeding and care standards.

    • OspreyBravo18
      OspreyBravo18 9 days ago +1

      ​@Kaley Cooper 6 is quite young. Additionally as I mentioned to the other person, just because you got lucky with your example doesn't mean it's right to support breeding a deformity.
      Brachycephalic dogs tend to be cute by nature of being a dog, but looking at all the issues they can have...not sure how people can support the practice.

    • OspreyBravo18
      OspreyBravo18 9 days ago +1

      ​@nicolaxoxo1 That doesn't mean anything. Brachycephalic dogs should not exist, it's a deformity that was selectively bred because people thought it was "cute" and had no regard for the long term health of the breed. Combine that with amateur breeders breeding in bad bloodlines...it's just not right.
      Just because you have a few well bred and likely expensive examples of a breed doesn't make it ok. The unfortunate reality is that some breeds really should not be continued now that we understand that the bred in deformities have a high chance of reducing the quality of life of the dog.
      I have had some clients who have very cute and sweet brachycephalic dogs, but almost all of them have SOME sort of health issue related to their face.

  • EliteFireSaint
    EliteFireSaint Month ago +547

    GWTD: I want to remove those mats.
    Louie: I want to remove those fingers.

    • Paula Oneill
      Paula Oneill 4 days ago +3

      @Sandra Hertel definitely agree, it’ll feel like getting suffocated ‼️😢

    • tommy fred
      tommy fred 12 days ago +4

      yah at the elbow. :)

    • Sandra Hertel
      Sandra Hertel 12 days ago +8

      Poor dog can barely breathe. Bad breeding,

  • The Grown Simmer
    The Grown Simmer Month ago +457

    The way he sniffed everything n then gave a head jerk or a ruff of approval like “yes fine, proceed” 😂

    • Elle
      Elle 9 days ago +2

      To me, this is Fizzgig. His snarls and teeth show and in the back of my mind I think: You've got to be kidding...

    • Kerstie Amiya
      Kerstie Amiya 22 days ago +8

      Hahahahhaah I loved the sniff of approvals yet disagreeing he gave 🤣

  • Kara DuLac-Shields
    Kara DuLac-Shields 14 days ago +85

    It occurs to me that no matter how badly they are hurting from the mats, and how poor their previous grooming experiences might have been, they realize that they DO feel better afterward. Thank you so much for being so patient with these spicy critters! I don't think it's totally their fault that they're so intolerant of being clippered and groomed. This poor little dude's face must have been so sore from the yeast & bacterial growth on his skin.

  • Kita Dyer
    Kita Dyer Month ago +464

    The tail wag at the end when you’re praising him for letting you trim the matting behind his ears ♥️♥️♥️

  • T. M. I.
    T. M. I. Month ago +147

    As a retired groomer I can definitely say that you handled Mr Cranky IMPECCABLY well, especially without having an assistant on hand.💕💯 Groom looks superb as well, considering the obstacles involved. WELL DONE❣🐾

  • Ascent
    Ascent Month ago +4840

    If he ever finds out we all just sat here watching him go through this traumatic experience and we did nothing, he’s coming for us all.

    • Maria CANCER
      Maria CANCER 19 hours ago

      Thank you so much for your videos!!! And I have unfortunately a grief, I was diagnosed with cancer.I need an expensive treatment, this is the only cure. I have created a channel, and am trying to move in this direction, but so far little luck(.e

    • Stef Miller
      Stef Miller 23 hours ago

      Yikes! 🤣

    • Elena Wynn
      Elena Wynn 3 days ago +2

      I'm fearing for my life at this point

    • Martin Karadzhov
      Martin Karadzhov 8 days ago +1


    • Sarah A. Paris
      Sarah A. Paris 9 days ago +2

      Miniature Cujo😬

  • Mizu • A
    Mizu • A Month ago +197

    I can't imagine how good he must physically feel after this groom! Like he must feel happy to see properly/walk and the matting being gone... despite how miserable he is

    • Joe Smith
      Joe Smith 9 days ago +3

      He was just unsure, not mean

  • NerdyPancake
    NerdyPancake Month ago +140

    I’ve got a groom aggressive pooch myself. 100% a friendly little sweetheart until it’s grooming time. Always make sure to tire her out right before her appointments so she has less energy to be so upset. Makes it much safer not only for the groomer, but also for her.

    • Wes
      Wes Month ago +10

      That’s a very good tip

  • NerdyCurlyGirl
    NerdyCurlyGirl Month ago +89

    She's the most amazing groomer I've ever seen! The patience she showed was incredible and she obviously did it because she really cares. Wow.

  • Katie L
    Katie L Month ago +159

    As a groomer, I give you all the credit in the world because dogs like this still need to be done, but so many people won’t do it!

  • Haley Selene
    Haley Selene 22 days ago +9

    I hope that his home situation improves so he can be more comfortable. A lot of people are judging in the comments, but as a disabled pet lover, I understand how situations can get out of hand despite our best intentions. Smaller dogs like Louie are popular among the elderly and sometimes they just become too old to properly care for their dogs without outside help. Neglect is never ok, but its important to understand that it doesn't always come from a place of willful ignorance or because you're a bad person. Groomers like you offering their services for free help improve the lives of these animals without making their owners miss paying their bills.

  • Dev Adams
    Dev Adams Month ago +2148

    My heart breaks for these snub-nosed breeds who can barely breathe in the best of times. You did an amazing job with a really difficult pup.

    • Susan Mitchell
      Susan Mitchell Day ago +1

      totally agree it's getting bad in brittain for this i would not buy a dog like this or one with a docked tail or ears and until people do idiots will still do it x

      DONNA ROBINSON 2 days ago +1

      He's a piece of work, congrats to you for doing this ❤!

    • Mae Mae
      Mae Mae 4 days ago

      @Brandice W I love your passion & it sounds like you need an entire account to make people aware of this insanity. I’ve always felt bad for the bullies who can’t breath and hearing a vet talk about how comfy they are when they are intubated ( it’s the only time they can breath freely) made me so much more aware. You sound more knowledgeable than the average person and it would be great if you could let others know so we can all stop buying these irresponsible breeds. Did not get me started on those poor cats with tiny limbs, it all makes me insane

    • Brandice W
      Brandice W 4 days ago

      Yep. Humans messed around with their genes without a second thought for the safety and health of the animal. There was an English Bulldog way back when that was a friggin celebrity 😅 in the 30's (?) that was in Toronto, Ontario during one of the most devastating heat waves ever. His handler had the poor boy outside walking and literally fell over and died from a cardiac and respiratory arrest caused by heatstroke. Their noses are simply too short to cool the air they breathe in, and often have snotty nasal passages because of the excessive panting to try to cool down. Which of course exacerbates the condition.
      We've made dogs with severe skin issues/deafness/blindness, just because we wanted the breed white, when the breeds did not have that genetic makeup for white. We made dogs with super short legs and long bodies to go into gopher/badger/rat dens in farming fields without any thought of the pain in the joints and the extreme pain in the spine. Just jumping off of a small couch can paralyze a Daxie, that's if they don't break their legs while they're at it. We bred the 'bull' breeds to literally fight bulls and other 'nuisance' animals so they became far larger than normal, but also more compact in the muscular sense and their bite force. We made them fight other dogs and also use a 'bait dog' to build aggression, with no care for the pain and suffering. Even though there is NO INHERENT AGGRESSION in ANY breed, because we've made our bull breeds to look intimidating and still train them to fight under the guise of 'guard' dog status, thousands of them are being tortured, killed, abandoned, abused, the list goes on. And even if the dog was only doing what you trained it to do, if it ends badly, the only one paying the price is the dog. The pure souls, pay with their very lives. The atrocities that are still being committed every day, make me sick. I've written a fn novel here, yet have only scratched the surface of the issues. We engineered sheep that produce so much wool that they collapse or break their legs under the weight of it, if it gets wet from rain the weight can crush them until they suffocate. They stand in the snow and it has the same issue, they can't get to shelter so they suffocate under the snow or die of hypothermia. Jesus that even sounds just plain wrong.
      We as people are the PROBLEM. We need to be the SOLUTION.
      So sorry for the rant, if anyone has even gotten this far 😔, it's just that it angers me to my very core, it hurts my soul, and I feel powerless. There is NO creature on earth that has the capability and capacity for cruelty, with one exception....HUMANS
      Whomever made it this far, thank you, for taking the time to read this.🇨🇦 💜🐾💜🇨🇦

    • Mae Mae
      Mae Mae 6 days ago +4

      Have you ever heard the vet talking about how these poor dogs feel relieved when they are intubated because every day breathing is so impossible for them? She says most dogs struggle having the tubes in their airways but dogs like this are visibly more comfortable because they can finally get air. These breeders are so irresponsible- this is a life of torture

  • niightwind
    niightwind Month ago +78

    This dog seems so sweet despite his fear, but it really really breaks my heart to hear how much trouble he's having breathing :( Poor thing...

  • 🎀 Ελισάβετ Σωτηρία 🎀

    The end had me cryinnnnn 🤣
    “You were a very bad man!”
    You’re so patient!! He looks amazing and I know he feels so much more comfortable.. although he would never admit it 😉

    • Tracy Beeman
      Tracy Beeman 3 days ago

      And how he cocked his little ears back like he was offended that she said that to him. 😂

  • The incarnation of boredom

    I love how you let him examine each utensil thoroughly before using it on him.

  • enumrob
    enumrob Month ago +42

    We adopted a pekingese who was forced to live most of 2 years in a cage outside with 3 rotweilers. This little guy was the sweetest pekingese, never had the small dog syndrome so many seem to have. We were able to groom him, touch him anywhere. He didnt care. He was not afraid of large dogs at all and would boss around other dogs 5 times his size. He was the first small dog I've ever oned. Unfortunatly he got some weird disease, I cant remember the name but had a name about 15 letters long ( like leukemia ) and we had to put him to sleep. He was only 5 years old. Broke my heart.

  • Aspen
    Aspen 21 day ago +26

    I feel so bad for this little boy cause it’s obvious that he’s incredibly sweet but just in pain. Thank u sm for helping him!

  • Shadowcat478
    Shadowcat478 Month ago +5558

    To be fair to this furry snapping turtle if I spent my entire life being barely able to see or breath I would be a bit cranky too. Many blessings on you for powering through & making his life more comfortable.

    • Trudy Isaacs
      Trudy Isaacs Hour ago

      @Brianne Nurse that's true. Add to that the fact that he doesn't know her, and he hasn't been groomed in a long time, and it's no wonder he's cranky. Poor little guy.

    • Brianne Nurse
      Brianne Nurse 2 hours ago +1

      He's also in pain from the matting. Every time he moves, those trapped hairs pull on his skin. It's no wonder he's so cranky.

    • J Scho
      J Scho 6 days ago +2

      ​@parissinclair6513 You sound like such a good pet guardian to me. I know first hand how difficult it can be at times to adopt a fur child that has been abused. Very best wishes to you!❤

    • Lorraine Fryer
      Lorraine Fryer 23 days ago +4

      @Clara E You’ve used the wrong term there. Maybe “biased” would be a better word.

  • Cynthia 13
    Cynthia 13 19 days ago +17

    I loved when he screamed when you were rinsing him! He's so vicious, but cute! And I love the way you treat him. You guys make a cute comedy duo!!! And I can't leave without saying your video is very informative and helpful all while being cute, funny and entertaining!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • The World According to Allie

    You are a miracle worker w/ all of these pets that comes through your door. I love how you do everything you can to protect yourself from harm. People comment more about how you do well w/ protecting the pets, but you are the one that needs protection. You are so awesome and a very loving groomer!

  • Haley Selene
    Haley Selene 22 days ago +2

    I love how he keeps sniffing the brush like he's afraid it's gonna turn into a clipper

  • Karenn
    Karenn Month ago +35

    My Pekignese boy named Peter passed away last year. There is not a day that I don’t think of him and miss him. Pekignese dogs are amazing dogs and they are for people who can understand them and take the time to train them well. They have the most courageous and regal personality, full of confidence and live life to the fullest. He had the traits that I lacked and I really believe that he came into my life to teach me. They are also very loving and loyal to the people they connect with and they will make you laugh everyday.
    They are not vicious, rather not so tolerant and they are not shy to let you know in the only way they can, if they do not like something.
    Thankfully Peter’s breathing was not bad but we had to be careful with exercise, although he loved long walks.
    They are such a gift that I would be sad if this bread does not exist, so I really hope that the breed can evolve to have longer snouts.

    • Jrochest
      Jrochest 8 hours ago

      I lost my Peke Leia last summer; a warm, sunny, massively happy little person who was a pure joy to be around -- and the funniest looking little creature, too. Their gait is a cross between a strut and a waddle, and she never failed to make me laugh at least once a day.
      I miss her hugely. They are a joy.

    • TheLodjur
      TheLodjur 28 days ago +8

      I fully agree, breeds like the pekinees desperately need to be bred exclusively with longer snouts. It's about time we collectively put an end to all types of breeding harmful to the individual, they should not have to suffer because humans think it's cute or convenient with a short face, overgrown skin-wrinkles or any other trait that direct or indirect cases pain or harm.

  • Midnightstar2675
    Midnightstar2675 19 days ago +3

    As someone with asthma I can’t imagine hearing that labored breathing all day…it gives me phantom chest pain and I feel like I can’t breathe. It’s cruel to hear people talk about how cute they think the gasping and choking is. Regardless though I only wish the best for the little smoosh faced pups and I’m so glad you’re able to make him as comfortable as possible

  • Winter Goat
    Winter Goat Month ago +1303

    The fact you apologized to him for laughing. It's so cute. Hope you both got lots of treats after this. He fought you but you know he felt better after this.

    • Starfowl Shift
      Starfowl Shift 27 days ago +1

      I mean I don't know about this dog but my dogs really need it.
      Sometimes I'm scared because they understand me too well.
      My dog looked silly and I laughed about it but she walked away all sad and didn't look my in the eyes for a few days. I don't know if she could feel my apologies but I felt so so guilty.
      These kinds of experiences make me talk more with them because I'm getting less sure and sure that they don't understand most of it.
      Sometimes I even prompt the younger one to do random stuff and when she feels like it she'll do it.
      If I ask her to lie down she sometimes does it instantly but other times she just doesn't want to do it or it takes a lot. My dogs truly have a will of their own and I don't mind that. Except for if I need to walk them, they sometimes really scare me and the older one doesn't understand some social ques, like a man who clearly isn't into dogs but she'll run up and demand attention, she doesn't jump luckily enough she just screams a lot, which is something I don't like when we're outside. But I love them and they're really sweet.

    • Rusty Howe
      Rusty Howe Month ago +3

      @Deirdre Manion I will assume years of practice got her those reflexes.👌

    • Deirdre Manion
      Deirdre Manion Month ago +8

      Wow. She has quick reflexes.

    • Melanin Qu33n
      Melanin Qu33n Month ago +27

      Same! I giggled a few times at the ridiculousness of it. Someone in another room would have thought she was abusing him 😩😂😂. I'm glad she powered through and helped Mr.Grumpy pants out.

  • Melissa Robbins
    Melissa Robbins Month ago +26

    You’re so patient with the fearful dogs. It’s wonderful to see.

  • ReneeBreathesNitrox
    ReneeBreathesNitrox Month ago +11

    Even after all the quick lunges and jump scares he supplied, you did an excellent job at grooming him. Brave and emerged unscathed.

  • Banawee Kidane
    Banawee Kidane 16 days ago +10

    You did such a great job with him 🐶 I love how you spoke to him and negotiated the end behind his ears.
    Despite being angry he is so SO adorable 😍

  • GothpunkstarXoXo
    GothpunkstarXoXo Month ago +10

    Girl you've got nerves of steel! My anxiety skyrocketed this video but damn you're amazing! That's so kind of you to groom him for free

  • First State Coton
    First State Coton Month ago +9

    Thank you for understanding the family and this dog's need.

  • Kristin
    Kristin Month ago +5163

    This little guy is definitely an example of how dog groomers don't just "play with puppies all day". He definitely had some serious attitude issues. I give you so much credit for how calm & patient you were with him.

    • bKitteh
      bKitteh Month ago

      @Shawna Johnson 🥺💔 I didn't even know that was a possiblity.

    • bKitteh
      bKitteh Month ago

      @Grace Love This just seems cruel (for the humans). How can o e be expected to be in the vicinity of a cute puppy and NOT cuddle, tickle, pet, play, smooch with him or her for a SECOND?? It shoulda been built into the schedule! 🐶❤

    • bKitteh
      bKitteh Month ago

      @White Rabbit 😁😁😁

    • R Vanags
      R Vanags Month ago +1

      @bKitteh haha sometimes! Whenever a puppy came in for grooming I would play with them afterwards.

  • Nan ‘59
    Nan ‘59 Month ago +14

    Look at how proud he is, all prancing around!!! 😊😊😊😊

  • Let Me Think About It
    Let Me Think About It Month ago +33

    He is so cute. Too bad he was so aggressive. I am so glad you didn’t get hurt in the grooming process. You were being so patient and kind to him. I liked how you kept encouraging him to be good by telling him he was a “good boy.” ❤❤❤
    I would be, like “Nope, this family can’t pay me enough to groom this dog.” 😂

  • Weaponness
    Weaponness Month ago +10

    I have a pekingese. He has a healthy snout, not too short. He is very proud and brave, but also chill. He is like a cat in a dog's body, very curious, not a lap dog, and loooooves long walks. He is 14 now and has some health problems but they are stable. His grooming is so funny. I say, "give him the Yoda cut." He looks like Yoda because his ear hair is left long. He just stands there like, ok, shaving me, what am I gonna do. He loves to be rubbed with the towel. The only time he snaps is when a big dog gets aggressive with him (he has been bitten by big dogs). He is so good with shy dogs or rambunctious small dogs....he waits for them to come around or chill. I am so lucky. I absolutely love the work you do. Thank you for your kindness.

  • Nanna Bramm
    Nanna Bramm 6 days ago +5

    it's so sad to see dogs be neglected this badly. i'm so happy to see how well you groomed this dog, despite his temper! he turned out so well, and i'm sure that even though the grooming seemed scary for him, he mustve appreciated the attention and felt relieved afterwards from getting his mattings away, nails clipped and also most of the eye gunk. You did such a great job and he turned out so adorable as well! I'm so impressed with your work❤

  • Beacon
    Beacon 20 days ago +2

    Loui (Or however his owners spelt it) is such a sweet dog though, he seems to have just not been either socialized enough or maybe abused before he came to his current owners, he's an adorable little doggie.

  • Zentierra
    Zentierra Month ago +2018

    His pretty extreme "bitey" attitude did get noticeably better after all that matting was taken care of...I can only imagine what discomfort - and in the case of his horrendously overgrown nails - outright pain he's been living with. Thank you for not giving up on this grouchy boy, and for giving his owners a way to get the care he so desperately needed. You are a light!
    Also, A) glad you didn't get bit! and...B) your reflexes are impressive!

    • k4zzy
      k4zzy 26 days ago +3

      When your working with animals you need to have good reflexes because they are very unpredictable

    • Rusty Howe
      Rusty Howe Month ago +4

      @N. Johnson Yup worked himself up and tuckered himself out from the effort.

    • N S
      N S Month ago +1

      @Melanie Kendall really ?!?

    • Melanie Kendall
      Melanie Kendall Month ago

      A light??

    • N. Johnson
      N. Johnson Month ago +61

      It got noticeably better because he was exhausted and out of breath. He was putting all his focus on breathing.

  • Ann Rucker
    Ann Rucker Month ago +4

    This surprises me... We have a Pekingese, and our Butterbean is the sweetest boy... He is a Champagne as well. Our Groomer loves it when he comes in.

  • Pedrovsky Pedrov
    Pedrovsky Pedrov 14 days ago +1

    I have never laughed so hard at any of these grooming videos. Even his little growl at the end when she calls him a bad boy. 😂
    As someone who's owned a lot of small dogs, i know how angry they can get sometimes. But being that small, most of the time they are harmless. My dogs bit me quite a few times along the years, but never did more than a pinch that could leave me with a light bruise.

  • jessi330
    jessi330 Month ago +9

    I feel bad for him; he was so traumatized (not that you did anything wrong), he was just reacting poorly because of it. Thanks for helping Louie!

  • Jane Collen
    Jane Collen Month ago +11

    Aww! My first childhood dog was a little snow while pekingese. Yes he snapped if he didn't want to get picked up, but I loved him to peices. He became protector to our guinea pigs. To bathe him, my mom stood him up in a tall bucket filled with warm water and he stood up the whole time. Surprisingly he loved it.

  • Joanne Lateef
    Joanne Lateef Month ago +3

    Thank the dog gods he wasn't a big dog. The contempt he had for you was extreme . Great job.Xx

  • E. Cole
    E. Cole Month ago +2517

    What a skilled, patient, and compassionate groomer you are!

    • Fobmort
      Fobmort Month ago

      Thank you groomer, for cleaning that dog for our sake.

    • Aimée Kate Kelly
      Aimée Kate Kelly Month ago +3

      @Lisa Mannino putting a dog under sedation isn’t 100 percent risk free. It can be dangerous for the dog . One of my groomers had a Scottish terrier that was so ferocious the vet put it to sleep to get groomed . But then they had to stop because they said it was too risky . Maybe the dog was getting older and had other health conditions though , I’m not sure , I just know the vet told them he couldn’t keep anaesthetising the dog on a regular basis

    • Grace
      Grace Month ago +11

      @Lisa Mannino did you even bother to read the pinned comment?

    • aj lim
      aj lim Month ago +16

      @Lisa Mannino if you read the pinned comment, you'd have known that the owners of this dog didn't have the money for sedation at a vet. additionally, vanessa groomed this dog FOR FREE to help the dog (& owners). so perhaps in a perfect world, sedation would have been superior, but without her, the dog wouldn't have been groomed or cared for at all in the first place.

    • Lisa Mannino
      Lisa Mannino Month ago

      @incollectio Very poor groomer. The dog needed to be sedated at the vet. It's a wonder the dog didn't seizure or have a heart attack. I would never have her touch my dog nor refer other to her. Shame on her.

  • Max Haly
    Max Haly Month ago +11

    Aww, I had a Pekingese for over 11 years (we adopted her when she was 3 years old so she was 14 when she passed) and she was very sweet with most people, but she was very cranky/nasty towards other dogs, especially puppies, which was odd because she actually had a litter of puppies at some point before we adopted her, so you would think she'd be more friendly towards puppies but nope. She was also a massive cuddle bug, she would sleep at the foot of my bed almost every night. I cried so hard when we had to put her to sleep, but she was in a lot of pain due to the nerves in her spine being completely fried, and she could barely walk straight, so putting her down was the right thing to do, but I still miss her a lot. RIP Gabbie :(

  • Revenant
    Revenant Month ago +8

    For dogs with sensitive breathing it might help to do a loop lead over the shoulder/chest so the airways in the neck aren't restricted!
    Also if this is the most aggressive dog you've ever had I'm envious of your client base 😭😭 I work in a salon and we get some pretty behaviorally challenged pups way more often than we should

  • Angela Severson
    Angela Severson Month ago +19

    The grunt at the end when you called him a Karen was too good. And you are brave. That little dog was scary.

  • Nan ‘59
    Nan ‘59 Month ago +6

    I love how thoughtful you are with scared pups. It truly makes a difference! We had a groomer that was so good with our dog that was so so scared. She took her time, and did just the best! The sad thing was, they moved away a couple years ago….😮

  • Lily Wren
    Lily Wren Month ago +2

    Despite his aggression, I must admit that once he was cleaned up and getting his ear mats taken off that he was really cute. I never realized before that the breed looks like a mini chow chow. I hope the family recovers and finds some peace and comfort soon. I know how it feels to be in a family in turmoil and having animals to care for. It's an unfortunate position to be in...

  • digiscream
    digiscream Month ago +971

    Slow clap for the breeders. They've successfully managed to produce a dog that's impossible to muzzle, so it's also impossible for anyone to get the gunk out of their wrinkled faces without being bitten.
    Poor thing, it's no wonder his warning signals are reversed :(

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Month ago

      @I’m Buggin? Heartbreaking :( :(

    • I’m Buggin?
      I’m Buggin? Month ago +1

      I can’t stand it. I work at an animal hospital, dogs and cats with more normal extended snouts always fight intubation when the come to. And as they should because a tube down your throat would be pretty uncomfortable. Bulldogs, Frenchie’s, pugs, pekes and other brachycephalic breeds almost never fight it. Completely calm breathing with a tube as it’s like the first decent breath they’ve had in their life

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Month ago +1

      @bully Doodles are my nemesis - 30 year groomer myself. I no longer groom large dogs due to my shoulder issues. Happy to only do up to cockapoo/sheltie size....I do see some minis - bernadoodles and the like. Too bad the wire hair shedding type didn't become more popular. I love a wire-haired mutt!!! All the same things apply to doodles it's just they have so much more mass and owners tend to want them long but never help with the brushing.....and they are not hypo-allergenic as thy do shed it just gets trapped in the rest of the undercoat and guard hairs and mats up....since it's not falling out ppl seem to think they don't shed....I know you get it. I find dogs are hairier than ever before with fur growing out of the eye area and ears more than ever....poor females with fur growing inside their vagina's.....all because "Soft Puppies Sell".

    • Elena Latici
      Elena Latici Month ago +1

      @Rekka Riley Same thing with horses, especially Arabians. They now look like lawn ornaments, with stork like legs and seahorse noses that seriously impede breathing.
      Ive had two Arabian horses in my life. Both could be traced back to the Bedouin stallion and mare they came from. Incredible horses, intelligent, hardy, courageous and, when they trust you they become your partner in a way that, frankly, I've never truly experienced with a human.

    • Elena Latici
      Elena Latici Month ago +1

      @SunnyinNV That's very sad. I'm 76 and with twi exceptions have always had rescues, but not a single one was an idiot or an asshole. I guess it's just the luck of the draw.

  • Amanda Bentes
    Amanda Bentes Month ago +6

    this poor baby. i know it’s hard working with aggressive animals, but he must’ve been in so much pain and discomfort. thank you for taking care of him ❤

  • Katsnacks
    Katsnacks Month ago +5

    Your introduction of Louie , I imagine him saying, all of his facial expressions: “I got problems but I’m still cute “😆

  • Oh my god Becky
    Oh my god Becky 14 days ago +1

    I’d give her a good plaque just for her patience and compassion
    This is the gold standard for handling animals, like wow 🌟

  • Stacy
    Stacy 14 days ago

    Made me jump twice when he snapped at you lol.Even though he's angry he's still adorable bless him ❤

  • Brad Browatzke
    Brad Browatzke 14 days ago +1

    Have been enjoying your channel for a while now, and I love how you are devoted to the care and comfort of the dogs you work with. Louis reminds me of the Pekinese I used to have. He too did not like getting his nails trimmed, and would nip at whoever was doing it, usually myself or then wife. They are loving animals otherwise, but if they do not like something, they let you know. Every grunt and growl sounded familiar, but the "haha" pant when he was enjoying himself was the best. They are a curious animal, always wanting to know what you have in your hands, and very fussy about what they like for treats. Keep up the wonderful work, and sharing your care of all of these wonderful dogs and other animals.

  • moig joid
    moig joid Month ago +1470

    My dog acts the same because she was abused at a petsmart grooming salon when she was a puppy. Our previous groomer refused to groom her without sedation because she was so aggressive, but we've found another groomer that my dog is significantly less aggressive with and she can do *everything* without sedation. Shes a miracle worker and my dog even lets her hold her!! People like you really make a difference for people who have dogs like this.

    • Amanda Baule
      Amanda Baule Day ago

      @Madyocre Styptic powder can be used on any animal if you’ve caused a bleeding wound. It BURNS. There’s no lidocaine in it. Antibiotic ointment you put on it after may have lidocaine but styptic powder is the same stuff nail techs use and podiatrists use if they’ve accidentally nicked ya.

    • Madyocre
      Madyocre Day ago

      @Amanda Baule are you talking about quick stop? Because quick stop has numbing agents specifically to help with the pain- and it’s designed for dogs and cats

    • CMP Variety
      CMP Variety 6 days ago

      ​@Kayla den Admirant it sounds like to me they clipped the nails too short and hurt the dog. So now every time the dog sees the nail clippers they're associating pain with them and that's why you have to get the dogs sedated because now it's afraid. I have a dog that's the same way. I think they clipped his nails too far back and now whenever anyone clips his nails he cries and when he cries it just breaks my heart. I think it's because he's afraid.

    • Dirty Squirrell
      Dirty Squirrell 9 days ago

      After watching someone put my dog in a cage with a bowl of water filled with hair clippings from the day before and left on their own when the groomer was late arriving to work, I swore off PetSmart and taught myself to groom her.

    • Gapi P
      Gapi P 9 days ago +2

      @Cyanide Side Salad she's right though, a dog's behaviour can be corrected even late in their age. I'm tired of people simply blaming their pet's behaviour on 1 event and saying well that's just how he is. Also someone who cares about their dog will watch at least their first grooming session to see how it handles it. You think it's just a coincidence that all these dog trainers and professionals always have such well behaved dogs?

  • rosenracht
    rosenracht 24 days ago +1

    You did such a good job. Working with matted animals has to be hard, they've been uncomfortable for who knows how long. You could tell after you took the cone off he was much more comfortable.

  • Games Until Dawn
    Games Until Dawn 11 days ago +1

    That snap made me jump lol. You are awesome and also super brave. These dogs must feel like a million bucks when you're done :)

  • no no
    no no Month ago +4

    I wonder how many heart attacks and heart stops this girl went through while grooming the doggo

  • Bodhi Swayze
    Bodhi Swayze 28 days ago +1

    Oh wow, you have a talent for connecting with these dogs
    I just love your videos. Love and absolute respect from the UK! ❤

  • Philip Spatz
    Philip Spatz Month ago +3

    Another great job completed! You are really an awesome groomer! I know how dangerous angry little pekes can be because at the shelter where I worked for 17 years, we had one we couldn't even pet or get the lead on him. He only allowed one lady to do this.

  • Melissa Dunbar
    Melissa Dunbar Month ago +981

    He looked like the grumpiest old man!😂 I could see him chasing kids off his lawn. Poor little dude though. I’m sure he was so uncomfortable and miserable before. It may not have been the prettiest groom ever but it does seem like he is happier and more comfortable. You are an amazing person!❤

    • Rage
      Rage Month ago +29

      I can see him chasing kids off his lawn 😂

    • Old Salty Bear
      Old Salty Bear Month ago +26

      Ha... Louie is my spirit animal.

  • Carol Rijo
    Carol Rijo 16 days ago +3

    This poor little guy! He's just not understanding, its gonna take a while until he gets used to it! Sending good energies to him and his family 💜

  • Griffith's Wife
    Griffith's Wife Month ago +1

    i wish this dog many more happy and healthy years 🙏🏻 ❤ 💙

  • Kaye Castleman
    Kaye Castleman Month ago +11

    Poor Louie! Dogs like this need constant care and maintenance. If the family can't afford to have him groomed regularly, then it probably isn't the best breed for them. Years ago we owned a fluffy long-haired cat that also needed regular attention, and we were not in a situation to be able to afford it. I feel guilty to this day about it. Many groomers will take on hardship cases for the sake of the animals, but it really is up to the owners to make it happen, even if we have to swallow our pride. You did a great job under difficult conditions. Congrats!

    • Kaye Castleman
      Kaye Castleman Month ago +1

      @Shhh... Totally agree. I feel for the comfort of the dog, the stress of both animal and groomer during the process, and the burden on the owners. I was offering input from my experience on possibilities for circumventing as much of that as possible, and congratulations to the groomer on a job well done. No shade, just observations from someone who's been there.

    • Shhh...
      Shhh... Month ago +4

      @Kaye Castleman In this case, they did. Dogs can get way worse in matting and hygiene - this groomer helped them when they needed it. Stuff happens, you can't rely on generosity but they DID get their dog care while in a tough spot even if it doesn't meet your ideal.

    • Kaye Castleman
      Kaye Castleman Month ago +4

      @Joanne Nicholson Exactly. Which is why it's up to the owner to find a solution, even if they have to beg or barter. In my experience, groomers are pretty compassionate people, and are usually open to any reasonable arrangement. It may be more difficult in large cities, tho.

    • Joanne Nicholson
      Joanne Nicholson Month ago +5

      Pets live a long time. Circumstances might have been perfect for their choice and then life took a turn. Life happens and you do your best.

  • Andrew James
    Andrew James Month ago +5

    He is absolutely the most adorable little monster I’ve ever seen 😍

  • sienna2125
    sienna2125 Month ago +3

    Thanks for being understanding, patient and working through his anxiety :)

  • MagicSpaceWolf
    MagicSpaceWolf Month ago +883

    As a former assistant groomer, this was like watching a horror movie 😱 Vanessa/GWTD is one of the most skilled, brave, and kind groomers on the planet.
    P.S.- this video is a stark warning about the consequences of neglecting both training and coat maintenance. Both human and dog could have been seriously injured if Vanessa was not so supremely talented. I truly hope things get better for Louie's family so that something like this doesn't happen again.

    • Liu Carr
      Liu Carr Month ago +4

      @Lisa Mannino what makes you think this?

    • MagicSpaceWolf
      MagicSpaceWolf Month ago +7

      @David Strome Adrienne's reply is correct- you lose too much sensation and dexterity needed for careful use of grooming tools. Also, dogs can bite through rubber, but something like the chainmail mesh gloves like butchers use could actually damage *the biting dog's* jaw and teeth. Some dogs, especially the small breeds, have quite fragile bones and teeth. This is exacerbated by poor breeding and lack of dental care. I would be afraid that a dog trying to take a chomp out of my hand would end up with a broken tooth or far worse :(

    • MagicSpaceWolf
      MagicSpaceWolf Month ago +30

      @Lisa Mannino LMAO. This groomer has literally hundreds of videos on her channel demonstrating her skills and knowledge.
      And I myself spent 2 years in a grooming shop. While that in no way makes me anywhere as skilled as Vanessa, I DO have enough professional experience to say that my shop absolutely would not have dared to work on a dog like this without sedation, and maybe not even then. The fact Vanessa was able to manage the whole groom without getting bitten and even calmed down the dog enough for him to allow her to get the matts behind his ears out--- speaks for itself 🤷

    • Lisa Mannino
      Lisa Mannino Month ago

      Think again! This groomer was not handling this poor dog well at all. She needs to learn about the psychology of dogs. Shame on her.

    • Natalija Smirnova
      Natalija Smirnova Month ago +9

      @Leeirah Brashka I had a Pikkie and it was the most loving, caring and friendly dog ever/ Also, when we got a Brit shorthair, she bullied him from day one and he, knowing she was just a baby, would not touch her. There may be breed traits, but don't forget they also have their own individual personalities!

  • TheTalkingAnvil
    TheTalkingAnvil 19 days ago

    I've been so conditioned by these videos that I swear that every time you say "Good boy!" I complete it in my head "Yes, yes I am!"

  • Rebecca Lewis
    Rebecca Lewis 4 days ago

    You did a good job with him. I'm impressed with your ability to stay calm while he was trying to bite you. Not everyone can do that. ❤❤❤❤❤

  • J H
    J H 11 days ago

    You do masterful work and your doggy clients are high art under your touch!!!
    Anyone can show the easy, good dogs, not only was he a hard breed to groom, way past his last groom, little muffin chop was a serious beast, he really challenged your skills, but you showed him who was in charge with appropriate discipline. I am baffled why I love your videos, since I have 3 Shorthaired cats, but I have a new respect for dog groomers. 😻😻

  • DragonChuu
    DragonChuu Month ago +2

    Your work with him was outstanding! The talking, the patience. ♥

  • nyla
    nyla 10 days ago +1

    P.S. I love watching your work. I think you are the most knowledgeable and compassionate of all groomers I have seen.

  • Shelley Barton
    Shelley Barton Month ago +334

    For this little guys sake.. I'm glad he had you as his groomer. You treated him with kindness and respect and also kept yourself safe. He is lucky to have you.

    • Silverhaired59
      Silverhaired59 Month ago +8

      Agreed! Even the little guy seemed to understand this. He looked like he was about to kiss you there at the end, Vanessa! My little guy is only 40% Pekingese, and does have a short snout (thank goodness), but he is a little guard lion and since we 😂rescued him at 6, he was set that he did not like brushing, combing, or grooming before we got him. It is a fight. I am trying a hammock for foot care now.

  • ShadowFox1412
    ShadowFox1412 Month ago +2

    You know I thought my dog would be worse with the aggression, but honestly she did pretty well her first professional groom. She kinda just locked up and went stiff rather than try to bite the groomer. Though she was a bit barky and snarly before I passed over the leash once I was gone she settled. The only time she reacted at all was when someone else picked up their dog.
    Edit: note she is a 1 yr old border collie who had a different family before me that never socialized her right. So I’ve had a lot of bad behaviors to undo. She’s doing well now though!

    BECX /AL X BM 5 days ago +1

    brilliant job with an amazing patient groomer.....hes lucky to have you take care of him so well x

  • Justme110
    Justme110 10 days ago +2

    My beloved baby snowball passed away this year 1/6/2023. She was 18 years of age. When she was a young pup, she had no trouble with groomers. However, when she became a senior, Everything became difficult for her just like this dog. Later, I found out she had a tumor in her brain which was the cause of her behavior change. There's not one day that goes by I don't think about her and I miss her so much.

  • TouchMCookie
    TouchMCookie Month ago +5

    Out of all of the dog videos on this channel, this is the first one I was concerned for her safety. Good job 👏

  • beverlylp1
    beverlylp1 Month ago +1

    You crack me up talking to the dogs like they are going to talk back its really cute

  • Air-Conditioned Gypsy
    Air-Conditioned Gypsy Month ago +240

    Hard fact is people are captivated by their flat face, but these poor guys never get a decent breathe their whole life. You’re an angel girl!

    • wet sock full of hot meat
      wet sock full of hot meat Month ago +4

      My aunt has a flat-faced pug and it's one of the most horribly deformed creatures I've ever seen. He's overly muscular with these thin little legs, eyes that nearly pop out of his skull, and you can hear him snorting and hiccuping constantly. Worse yet, he's 14, so he's been in this agony for almost two decades. I feel so bad for that poor creature.

    • Chae La
      Chae La Month ago +3

      @Kerie Receveur Yes! Ethical breeders should either breed out the feature(s) that is causing trouble or stop breeding that type of dog at all.

    • Moon Moon
      Moon Moon Month ago +21

      There really should be laws against breeding animals that have problems like this.

    • Kerie Receveur
      Kerie Receveur Month ago +5

      @Chae La it's like those poor sloped back GSDs. They can't walk, for heaven's sake.

    • Chae La
      Chae La Month ago +26

      @Kerie Receveur exactly. It’s not even just the look, I don’t understand how someone would WANT to breed or have a dog that will be struggling to breathe for the rest of its life.

  • Melanie Gray
    Melanie Gray Month ago +4

    I am so glad he has a groomer like you that is so tolerant. Thank you for being brave! :)

  • pattithestranger
    pattithestranger 19 days ago

    the amount of patience and expertise one must have to deal with naughty dogs like this one is incredible...

  • Marissa Rottaris
    Marissa Rottaris Month ago +2

    Oh my goodness! He is so adorable!

  • c33k4y
    c33k4y 8 days ago

    As a previous groomers assistant I think it is SO courages and important that you show your work even with the difficult dogs and the struggle that can be grooming an insecure dog - it shows not only other groomers and assistans that they share frustrations and that it happens to everyone now and again and releases some guilt over not always being able to help dogs that desperately needs it but more importantly, it shows dog owners and customers why it is more expensive than going to the hairdresser where the subject i.e. themselves sitt still and do not have the same amount of hair/fur and dirt that dogs do and why a professional groomer deserves every bit of the rate for a grooming service! thank you, i adore your content.

  • Mama Rogers
    Mama Rogers Month ago

    So kind of you to get him cleaned up and feeling better. Love your videos.

  • Shaded Way
    Shaded Way Month ago +176

    I appreciate how intrigued he was with every single grooming implement you brought to his face, just utterly fascinated by all the murder you were trying to do to him

    • Feather
      Feather Month ago +24

      In a lot of situations, fear comes from the unknown. The best way to make the little guy less scared is by letting him figure out the brush is not a live monster trying to murder him lol

  • Sofie A
    Sofie A 11 days ago +7

    He actually seemed like a really good boy - and not aggressive - he was scared and it probably also hurt him a bit with all the matting. When you weren't doing anything he actually wagged his tail and leaned towards you - so a good boy. Poor doggo.

  • Deborah Dufel
    Deborah Dufel 25 days ago +3

    He probably feels so much better toward the end, allowing the end of the groom. Thank you for caring for these tough dogs.

  • Amy Rosebrock
    Amy Rosebrock 4 days ago

    I watched a video where you used the cone of shame on a dog that was vicious with his nails and took that bit of arsenal back with me to work at our Daycare/Boarding facility and I have to say, it was a HUGE game changer for us! We are now able to actually do nails on spicy dogs that before using the cone would try to destroy us. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing what you do!

  • majbritt1969
    majbritt1969 16 days ago

    You’re so patience with the animals ❤

  • Adel Fernandez
    Adel Fernandez 28 days ago

    This dog is my spirit animal. Everytime somebody genuinely tries to help me I drive them away.he has taught me great lesson. Hang in there buddy.

  • Lavinia de Mortalium
    Lavinia de Mortalium Month ago +862

    I really appreciate that you give caretakers the benefit of the doubt when a dog isn't groomed top notch. I took my previous dog into the groomers every 6 weeks (poodle) to get groomed (over a 7 year span) and when my depression tanked due to life circumstances, the groomers would give me these little judgmental comments about his nails, or that he wasn't brushed, and I never had the courage to tell them that my mental health was basically at rock bottom. I made sure my dog was always warm, and well fed, and hydrated, and we went on walks most days out of the week even when I wanted to curl up and die, and it made me feel like shit that they thought I was a bad guardian just because he wasn't brushed all the time.
    Edit: To those in the comments who claim depression didn't alter your ability to care for another, and others should exist by your absurd measuring stick? Get help; you're clearly missing your anterior insular cortex. My Dog's coat was always healthy otherwise; I kept him clean, well brushed, and his nails trimmed. I made sure to take him in every 6 weeks like the groomers suggest to keep his coat manageable and tidy. I just couldn't maintain his nails and coat between those visits when depression dragged me down for a 5-6 month period, and because of that I made sure to take him in every 6 weeks without fail so he _could_ get the grooming he needed. I've never loved a dog like the one I've described here. He died last March, and the world isn't remotely the same without him. And don't you dare tell me I should've given up on that dog. I rescued him; I made a legal and emotional promise that I would care for him for the rest of his days despite the awful people who beat him, shoved him in a crate, and abandoned him on the side of the road. I swore to him I would _always_ be here for him - when he had separation anxiety, when he wasn't socialized, when we had to have his leg amputated for cancer -- And I was. I was there for his birthday parties and the 'cakes' that I made, I was there when the thunder storms turned him into a jittery mess and we slept in a blanket fort in the tub, I was there every single night to brush his teeth, there every night to brush out his beautiful red curls, and I was there when I felt his last heartbeat, when I saw his last breath. He slept next to me every single night from the day we adopted him, and I had 7.5 amazing years to know him. I never once had to choose between the gas bill or food, and I'm grateful for that. I took _damn good_ care of my boy. Fuck anyone who thought I didn't take care of him even when I couldn't take care of myself.

    • Elisa Astorino
      Elisa Astorino 19 days ago

      ​@mismermaid22 absolutely perfect reply!

    • mismermaid22
      mismermaid22 Month ago

      @Tech Overkill Thank you!!! Exactly!

    • mismermaid22
      mismermaid22 Month ago +3

      @Cass L Good for you. Be grateful that animals exist bc with a heart as ugly and judgemental as yours, you won't find love from anything other than an animal.

    • 🍀PoofyPuppy1999🍀
      🍀PoofyPuppy1999🍀 Month ago +1

      I know what it’s like. I deal with depression too as well as medical challenges. My mom got me my puppy in 2020. She’s my ESA. We live in an apartment that doesn’t allow dogs, but the complex made an exception. She’s a mini Aussie. She’s 3 years old. I trained her to use pee-pee pads in the house. She also goes for walks and I let her run around in the tennis courts. She’s not like your typical active Aussie Shepherd as she has health problems. But on days when I don’t feel well, she can use the bathroom in the house and I play ball with her. She’s well fed and groomed. I give her baths every month, sometimes 2 times in one month. I know how to clip/grind her nails and trim her fur. She even gets her tushies wiped after going potty. She gets her teeth brushed and eats daily dental chews. But I’ve been judged by someone who kept telling me my dog needs to run… she needs to get out more. My dog isn’t socialized because when my mom got her in February 2020, by March 2020 we had our shutdown. So my dog is scared of people, animals and has no confidence. She even has behavioral problems like resource guarding. But we don’t have the money to see an animal behaviorist. But I did some reading and trained her the best way I could. She doesn’t resource guard as much like before. So I was even judged by that same person for not socializing her. It’s my fault that my dog has behavioral problems, it’s my fault that she doesn’t get out much. Everything is my fault.
      But I had random strangers compliment me on how well my dog looks. Even the vet thought I took her to the groomers. I know I do my best to take care of her. If it becomes too much I know to find her a loving home. I’ve had dogs before and they were loved ❤ so I know it’s so easy to judge others because the way a dog looks but it shouldn’t be happening. The only time you should be concerned if a dog looks abused

  • Onyx Dragonlady
    Onyx Dragonlady Month ago

    I'd love to see this kind of dog groomed again but one that was used to it and was groomed many times before. Just to see the contrast. Also it can't be said enough. You are such a good person for doing this.

  • Bianca
    Bianca Month ago

    I feel like just watching this dog's experience means I am now on his hit list and I will eventually find him outside my house watching my every move lol

  • Lolamom S
    Lolamom S 27 days ago

    You are so kind and careful with all your grooms. This "Chewbacca" was very testy and you continued with your sweet nature and soothing voice. I no longer own a dog, as I'm 75 yrs old and disabled. My favorite thing was to walk my Golden Retriever 3 times a day. I miss walking through woods and climbing mountains. I love to watch your videos. Hugs. 🥰

  • luvondarox
    luvondarox Month ago +3

    Awww! It looked like you hurt his feelings when you called him out for being a Karen.
    Seriously, you did a marvelous job on this cranky little fusspot, and you can tell how much he appreciated it near the end when he merely frowned hard at you when getting his ear mats removed. You have the patience of a Saint and the reflexes of a wired cat.

  • HannahRachel Xo
    HannahRachel Xo 14 days ago

    He's so cute despite him being a naughty jerk. You did such a great job! Have you thought about getting bite gloves for extreme cases like this... for the eye boogers as an example? 💕💕

  • M Nels
    M Nels Month ago +399

    Nothing against other dog groomers on Clip-Share, but seeing the way Vanessa deals with a very aggressive dog makes me appreciate what a gifted groomer she is. Next level.

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Month ago

      @psychodahlia_ well...after being the dog girl for so long I am becoming a cat person more and more all the time. Don't get my wrong I love dogs and my career however, I have been saying "kudos to the cat for not letting g us domesticated them to the level of the dog" I Groom cats as well of course but are only about 5 % of my clientele. I moved I to a new home and have taken in a feral cat who is now my love bug!!! Heblovesbyk be groomed....makes him feel good and special. I do deal with the psychology when working with animals and to me it is the out important part....I find that I was open to the learning and after feeling patterns and trying different techniques....encouragement goes a long way!! Support...we all need it° xo

    • psychodahlia_
      psychodahlia_ Month ago +1

      @Mutnut333 thank you for your insight! The reason why I was asking is because I never had a dog and my interactions with them is limited to feeding and petting as I was a volunteer before for a non-profit. I'm also a long time cat human, and I know cats are different from dogs especially with body language and behaviour...and of course, flexibility.

    • Mutnut333
      Mutnut333 Month ago +1

      @psychodahlia_ psychologically, Psychodahlia....and perhaps a wee bit physically is what they likely are alluding too.He was being contorted in all kids of ways.... I wouldn't say she is full on aggressive but....she is not engaged completely and just doing these actions TO the dog not with him. Her focus is on the audience she is speaking to and not fully with the dog. I am a 30 year groomer and would approach this dog in a different, more stable, confident manner. So many praising her...yes, she is pretty good but....courage to deal with a dog's fear is only measured within the groomer. Makes me feel good to know I serve my clients in a way that is safer mentally, emotionally as well as physically. I will not allow a dog to be in a state of stress and fear that high....we all have our point....Of course, my approach is different than hers. Perhaps in 20 years she will listen to what the dogs need from her more....that's where I learned....from them and my gut!!! xoxo

    • Elizabeth Chambers
      Elizabeth Chambers Month ago +15

      @E2018 Care to explain? As far as I could tell she was doing her best to help him. You can't just leave a dog with long nails and mats in its fur, because it will only hurt it more later if it isn't taken care of. It's not aggressive to try and keep a dog clean and healthy.

    • psychodahlia_
      psychodahlia_ Month ago +15

      @E2018 seriously, in what way?

  • Kelli Ashy
    Kelli Ashy Month ago

    Mad respect for you and the way you do your job!

  • Brenda Moore
    Brenda Moore Month ago

    He needed your help & he looks soooo much better. ✌🏼Wonderful!